Last Updated: August 2, 2013
Corporation or the Mozilla Foundation unless the website or service has a separate
operate these sites but share many of the same privacy practices, we will refer to them
collectively as “Mozilla” in this policy when describing practices that apply to both of
We have separate privacy policies for our products and services (e.g., the Mozilla
Except as described below, Mozilla does not collect or require visitors to its websites
to furnish personally identifying information such as names, email addresses, and phone
numbers. Like most website operators, Mozilla does collect non-personally identifying
information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as
the browser type, operating system, language preference, referring site and date and
time of each visitor request. Mozilla also collects potentially- personally identifying
information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, which are non-personally identifying
in and of themselves but could be used in conjunction with other information to
personally identify users.
Mozilla's purpose in collecting this information is to better understand how Mozilla's
visitors use its websites. To that end, Mozilla may share potentially-personally
identifying information with its employees, contractors, service providers, and
subsidiaries and related organizations. Mozilla may also release its results of such
analyses of non-personally identifying information about visitors by publishing a report
on website usage trends. Otherwise, Mozilla will not publicly release potentially-
personally identifying information except under the same circumstances as Mozilla
releases personally identifying information. Those circumstances are explained below.
Certain members of the Mozilla community (contributors, customers, etc.) choose to
interact with Mozilla in ways that require Mozilla and others to know more about them.
The amount and type of information that Mozilla gathers from those members depends on
the nature of the interaction. For example, members who wish to post content to certain
portions of Mozilla's websites or participate in live chat session(s) are asked to
provide usernames that are used to identify content as having been posted by a
particular member (who is identified by the username).
Developers, by comparison, are asked to provide contact information, up to and sometimes
including telephone or fax numbers, so that they can be contacted as necessary.
Typically, developers will be contacted by email, IRC (internet relay chat), or IM
(instant messaging services). However, in the event of a time-sensitive question
relating to the work the developer is doing in connection with Mozilla and where other
means of contact have failed, a developer’s phone number or fax number may be used to
contact the developer. This information is available to Mozilla employees, contractors,
subsidiaries, and potentially to other members of the community. A developer can choose
not to provide a phone number or fax number. On occasion, developers and other community
members are contacted by email and asked for a physical address or geographic location
so that they may be sent Mozilla-related t-shirts and other schwag or invited to a
meetup or other Mozilla-related gathering. In such cases, the purpose for which their
physical address is sought will be made explicit.
Customers of the Mozilla stores (which sell merchandise and other items on behalf of
Mozilla) are asked to provide even more information, including billing and shipping
addresses and credit card or
changes will be reflected on this page. Substantive changes will also be announced
through the standard mechanisms through which Mozilla communicates with the Mozilla
community, including Mozilla's “announce” mailing list and newsgroup.
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